China News Service, Beijing, January 11 (Wei Xianghui) The Spring Festival is approaching, and the epidemic prevention and control measures in shopping malls, supermarkets, farmers' markets and other places with large passenger traffic have attracted attention.

On the 11th, the joint prevention and control mechanism of the State Council held a press conference to introduce the relevant situation of epidemic prevention and control in key institutions and key places.

The picture shows the scene of the press conference.

Photo by Wei Xianghui

Key groups, key institutions, and key places are still the focus of prevention and control

  Mi Feng, spokesperson of the National Health Commission and deputy director of the Publicity Department, said at the meeting that after the implementation of the "Class B and B Control" measures, key groups, key institutions, and key places are still the focus of prevention and control.

  He said that elderly care institutions, social welfare institutions and other places have many high-risk groups and concentrated personnel, and the risk of epidemic transmission is high.

It is necessary to strengthen health monitoring and early intervention to ensure that people at high risk of severe illness can be detected, referred and treated in time.

  He reminded that employees in supermarkets, logistics, catering, transportation and other industries should strengthen personal protection, do a good job of self-health monitoring, and report symptoms in time.

The "Xindibai" shopping mall in Beijing, where the new makeup was unveiled, was decorated with Chinese New Year decorations, which is full of New Year flavor.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Hou Yu

Strengthen monitoring of key institutions and places to achieve early detection of epidemics

  Chang Zhaorui, a researcher at the Communication and Prevention Department of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said that the Omicron mutant strain spreads quickly, and key institutions and places are densely populated. Once a source of infection is introduced, it is easy to cause spread in a short period of time, which has a greater impact on the elderly.

Under the implementation of routine prevention and control measures in key institutions and places, early detection of the epidemic is the key through health monitoring, antigen or nucleic acid testing.

  For elderly care institutions, social welfare institutions and other places where vulnerable groups are concentrated, the first is to carry out at least twice a day the temperature detection of all personnel and the monitoring of symptoms related to new coronavirus infection.

The second is to carry out regular nucleic acid or antigen testing for the staff and care recipients in the institution according to whether the institution adopts closed management.

If suspicious symptoms appear, nucleic acid or antigen detection should be taken in time.

  In addition, medical institutions should focus on antigen or nucleic acid detection of severe and high-risk hospitalized patients, timely detection and management of infected persons, and reduce the spread and spread of the epidemic in medical institutions.

For the rest of the staff of key institutions and key places, monitoring should be strengthened, and if symptoms appear, antigen testing and nucleic acid testing should be carried out in a timely manner.

Medical staff deliver traditional Chinese medicine to patients in the hospital.

Photo by Yang Huafeng

Guarantee market supply during the Spring Festival and promote contactless services

  Geng Hongzhou, a first-level inspector of the Consumption Promotion Department of the Ministry of Commerce, said that the Spring Festival is the most important traditional festival of the Chinese nation, and it is also the peak season for consumption.

To this end, the Ministry of Commerce strengthened market monitoring and early warning, and guided commercial and trade distribution companies to increase stocking efforts to ensure sufficient market supply of daily necessities.

  At the same time, in strict accordance with the overall plan of "Class B and B Management", implement the requirements for continuous optimization of epidemic prevention and control measures, formulate operational guidelines for the prevention and control of new crown virus infection in shopping malls, supermarkets, farmers (bazaars) markets, etc., clarify the prevention and control system, environmental sanitation , employee health protection and other requirements, and guide the industry to do a good job in prevention and control.

  The first is to strengthen personnel protection.

Do a good job in self-health monitoring of employees. If there are relevant symptoms, they must report in time and carry out antigen or nucleic acid testing; gloves and other protective equipment; guide customers to wear masks in a standard manner throughout the process, and no longer measure temperature and check health codes.

  The second is to strengthen environmental sanitation and disinfection.

Ventilation should be strengthened in supermarkets and farmer's (bazaars) markets, and windows should be opened for ventilation 2-3 times a day.

Supermarkets must clean and disinfect public supplies and facilities no less than twice a day, clean up garbage in time, and ensure the frequency and effectiveness of disinfection.

Farmer's (bazaars) markets must conduct centralized cleaning and disinfection of wholesale stalls, and maintain the cleanliness and sanitation of public areas and facilities.

Booth operators should fulfill the requirements of "cleaning once a day", and disinfect in time after daily business.

  The third is to promote contactless services.

Encourage customers to give priority to the payment method of scanning the code to check out, so as to minimize personnel contact and queuing time.

Encourage the combination of offline and online shopping, and carry out services such as instant retail, online ordering and store delivery according to local conditions.